Baptism, Marriage & Funerals



Baptisms at St Maxentius are held every 2nd Sunday in the month at 12.15

We can accommodate up to four children or candidates each month, bringing 50 guests each.  In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to arrange baptisms at another time (with sufficient notice and subject to availability)

To make a booking, please contact Chris Sutcliffe, the Team Administrator, on 01204 303325 or email


joanna wedding photo

The Church of England thoroughly believes in marriage for the wellbeing of individuals and society. If you have found ‘the one’, and you are committed to each other in every respect, there is so much more adventure ahead. We would be thrilled to be part of that adventure too.

There are some things about marrying in church that are unique and special. The Church of England has developed a website dedicated to helping you plan your wedding including legal aspects, ceremony vows and planner plus a find a church facility.

St Maxentius is a beautiful church in which to hold your wedding ceremony and can hold up to 300 guests.

Weddings at St Maxentius are arranged by appointment.  To make an enquiry or to find out more, call Chris Sutcliffe, the Team Administrator, on 01204 303325 or email


The funeral of a loved one acknowledges the closing of a human life on earth.  A church funeral service is an opportunity for family and friends to gather in a parish church to express their grief, give thanks to God and celebrate a life that has completed its journey through this life, and to commend the soul of the departed into God’s eternal keeping.
A funeral service conducted at St Maxentius can be very short and quiet with only a few members of a family present, or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns, a eulogy offered by one of the mourners, the inclusion of favourite readings, and a full church.  It is also possible for the body of the deceased to lie in church the night before a funeral service, and for a Requiem Eucharist to be held as part of the funeral ceremony.
Normally arrangements for funerals are made by your Funeral Director but we are happy to speak to families direct as well.
For more information on burials and interments of cremated remains, please contact Chris Sutcliffe, the Team Administrator, on 01204 303325 or email
Please see our Graveyard Policy for further details.

For details of all Fees:…/Fees Table 2019